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Prince William and Kate Middleton Criticized for Prioritizing Summer With Their Kids Over Royal Duties

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Source: MEGA

Aug. 25 2023, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are devoted to their three kids, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Since the Prince and Princess of Wales juggle parenthood and royal responsibilities, the couple dedicated their summer to spending time with their three youngsters before school starts.

Despite their desire to spend quality time with their children, their lengthy break from royal duties annoyed a few members of the monarchy.

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prince william kate middleton holiday alarms royal family
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The Wales won't compromise their time with their children this summer.

William and Kate have been transparent about their intention to be hands-on parents, and the couple often builds their schedules around the school year.

"They have blocked off much of the summer so that they can spend time with the children in the UK," a royal insider told a publication.

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prince william kate middleton holiday alarms royal family
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William and Kate spent the summer with their three kids before school starts.

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Despite their planning, Richard Palmer thinks taking months away from work could be a bad look for the Wales.

"I do think that is an issue for them as well. They’re very popular, they’re a huge asset to the UK, but there have been eyebrows raised in other parts of the royal household about the amount of time they’re not doing official engagements," Palmer said.

"It may well be that they come under a little bit of pressure to up their number of engagements," Palmer added.

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William hopes to be more present for his children than Charles was for him and Prince Harry.

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The royal expert also suggested that the Wales' ability to solely focus on their household is an unrelatable privilege.

"There aren’t many families where both the father and mother are able to have 12 or 13 weeks with their children on all of their school breaks. I think there’s an awful lot of goodwill towards them, but they do need to keep an eye on that," he explained.

"The Princess of Wales has made it clear that her children will remain her priority for the foreseeable future and when you hear William and Harry talking about his childhood and how their father was always at his desk or away somewhere, you can perhaps understand why that is a priority," he noted.

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The royal insider spoke to OK! U.K.

Palmer spoke with Daily Express.

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